Department of Defense. Department of the Air Force. (09/26/1947 - )
ARC Identifier 64760 / Local Identifier 342-USAF-13034 and ARC Identifier 24043 / Local Identifier 111-ADC-10281. 1939-1945. Summary: POSTHUMOS AWARDS: CU, Swastika emblem, CUs, display of medals - men at attention. Sequence: Civilians receiving awards from Herman Goering. Karl Von Rumstedt, Admiral Erich Raeder and Herman Goering. Goering pays homage at dead soldier's bier. MS, casket placed into mausoleum. HITLER VISITS WOUNDED VETS IN HOSPITAL: CU, Adolf Hitler arriving; with wounded vets, people cheer as he departs. MS, Hitler with officers in the field. MS, Heinrich Himmler, Joseph P Goebbels, Gen Guderian and others standing and talking in field. Review: Sequence - youthful officer inspecting and addressing company of German soldiers at attention, cut ins soldiers listening. VOLKSTURM ON PARADE: Sequence: Aged civilian members Of the Home Guard on parade. CU's brassards with insignia typifying Volksturm. Parade scenes. U BOAT INSPECTION: Sequence: Aged civilian arriving at dock, touring interior of sub, at periscope (evidently U BOAT INVENTOR).
January 15, 2018 Subject:
Add.: Volkssturm = Hitler Jugend
The in this Wochenschau called "Volkssturm" (started in October 1944) is in reality the in 1922 started "Hitler Jugend". As from 1941 all youth older then 10 years had to be members of the "HJ".
Volkssturm were all men, not already enlisted from 16 till 60 years old.
I do not understand French speech. Is this a propaganda film for French Nazi sympathizers? Or a tool to brainwash the French people?
April 12, 2014 Subject:
World famous writer Knut Hamsun appears on the film!
The person in the very end of the film reel who is described in the caption as a possible Uboat inventor is in fact the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun, who was an admirer of Hitler. Also seen in the film in an sequence with Hitler is Fegerlein, who married Eva Brauns sister, he was shot on Hitlers orders.